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New ASID Legislative Policy As a professional organization, ASID exists to support the growth of your practice and advance the interior design profession. One way we do this is through advocacy. The interior design profession is diverse and contains myriad specialties. Our goal is to support interior design businesses, regardless unique practice areas. For some, this means fighting to expand scope of work—work that interior designers are educated to perform but restricted from executing by current law. For others, it’s providing support on regulatory issues regarding small businesses, taxes, sustainable design and building codes. ASID continues to support legal recognition of the profession. Although no two states have the same definition of interior design or have the same laws in place, ASID commits to supporting legislation that • Does not restrict the practice of interior design not regulated by building code or other statute • Does not restrict anyone from using the title “interior design” or “interior designer” • Allows state-qualified interior designers to use the title “registered,” “certified” or “licensed” interior designer • Creates opportunities for designers to practice to the fullest extent of their abilities. ASID lends legislative support at the request of members and coalitions, responding to efforts that align with our objectives. We are looking to the future and working to create more opportunities for tomorrow’s designers. It’s about opening doors, not closing them, and preserving your right to offer services within your expertise. ASID has grown from 24,000 to more than 40,000 members since 1991, and we’re proud to be the leader in the profession. We recognize that the strength and mission of ASID are best served by broadly representing the interior design community. For more information about ASID advocacy efforts, visit www. Summer 2009 Access 21

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Access - Summer 2009

Access - Summer 2009
Practitioner’s Corner
Career Chat
RealWorld DesignWeek
Arizona North Student Chapter Charette Competition
Go Pro! Advance Your Membership and Enjoy New ASID Emerging Professional Incentives
ASID Student News
Calendar of Events
Design Challenge
2008 Student Design Challenge Winner
Emerging Professional’s Corner
Q & A: What Students Want to Know
SAC Checks In
New ASID Legislative Policy
ASID Interior Design Showcase
Transforming Room that Transform Lives

Access - Summer 2009